Hathaway High

Ms. Amanda Jeffries » Biography


Position: Teacher-Special Education
Name: Amanda Trahan
School: Hathaway High School
Subject: Resource Grades 7-12
School Phone Number: (337) 824- 4452
School E-mail: amanda.trahan@jdpsbk12.org

About the Teacher:

Amanda Trahan studied at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Teaching. Amanda is certified to teach regular education grades 1-5 and special education grades 1-12. She is also a certified Child Search Coordinator.
Prior to becoming a teacher, Amanda worked as a mental health specialist. Ms.Trahan was also a vocational program director of an adult day facility for individuals with developmental disabilities. Amanda taught at Combre/Fondel Elementary in Lake Charles, Ward Elementary in Jennings, Welsh Elementary and currently teaches at Hathaway High. Ms. Trahan is a member of A+PEL and serves on the Special Education Advisory Panel, which advises and assists the Louisiana Department of Education with the provision of free and appropriate public education for individuals with disabilities. It exists by authority of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA2004) to provide guidance on special education programs and services.

Ms. Amanda’s mission as a public school teacher is to inspire all of her students to become confident that they are important, have a purpose and can be successful contributors to society.